Half OT/ How to remove a virus on windows using Ubuntu

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Sat Mar 14 16:22:48 UTC 2009

Dubh Aingeal wrote:

> The i386 folder holds the files used to install, repair, modify, update 
> and rebuild Windows.
> However if its on an infected system I would hesitate to use it, as 
> those files are likely infected as well.

Perhaps. But from the discussion so far it looks like the ill-advised is 
the route they want to take.

This route may...may...reduce the problems at first to a more treatable 
level, though. At first. As long as it's done behind firewalls of some 
sort until updates and AV can be installed.It would still be best to 
format the entire drive, which can't be done if you run the installer 
files from the drive you're installing to...so copy the files elsewhere 
first, like a CD.

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